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Inside the Gas Chamber in Auschwitz, Poland – The tragic road of death

Today, I am going to share the chilling history I witnessed firsthand during my visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Thousands of prisoners were forced to walk the tragic road of death under the horrific regime of Adolf Hitler.

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The tragic road of death in Auschwitz, Poland

Before entering the road of death, which leads to the gas chamber where mercy and justice had been murdered a million times, I came across this note!

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Inside the concentration camp in Auschwitz.

I was frozen by the horrific history. I felt a strange numbness in my legs. I forced myself to walk through this door.

I was frozen by the horrific history. I felt a strange numbness in my legs. I forced myself to walk through this door. Share on X
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Inside the concentration camp in Auschwitz.

This is the door from which thousands of victims used to enter to meet death and now tourists enter. I heard from our guide that the victims had to put off their clothes and then had to take a shower.

They were offered a bowl of hot soup before the fatal end. I was wondering, what if this room, which had witnessed thousands of deaths, was asked to write a testimony? How dreadful the result would be!

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A solemn tribute rests within the chilling confines of an Auschwitz gas chamber, a stark reminder of the horrors inflicted upon countless innocent lives!
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A haunting reminder of the atrocities committed at Auschwitz: a vent through which Zyklon B pellets, the poisonous gas used in the extermination of millions, were dropped into the gas chamber.

The building where the SS murdered thousands of people

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Furnace besides the gas chamber inside the concentration camp in Auschwitz.

The airtight, clumsy, dark room had a square hole in its ceiling through which the poisonous gas used to flow – indeed an efficient way to mass murder at one go!

Human beings have spent more time harming each other than loving. If it had been the reverse one, the world would have been be an ideal and beautiful place to live.

This factory of murder was well planned and organized. Just beside the gas-chamber, there was a furnace to burn the murdered bodies.

Nazis didn’t have to bear the pain of transferring the dead bodies to a  different place, thus saving time and effort.

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Furnace besides the gas chamber inside the concentration camp in Auschwitz.
This factory of murder was well planned and organized. Just beside the gas-chamber, there was a furnace to burn the murdered bodies. Share on X
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Why History Repeats?

History, it seems, is an echo chamber where the past reverberates through time, reminding us of our collective failures to learn and evolve.

The ongoing conflict in the Middle East, a seemingly intractable cycle of violence and retribution, stands as a stark testament to this phenomenon.

As we witness the horrifying scenes of bloodshed and suffering unfolding in Gaza, particularly the thousands of innocent children who have lost their lives, we are forced to confront the uncomfortable truth that humanity has yet to break free from the shackles of its own destructive tendencies.

The question that lingers, heavy with the weight of untold suffering, is whether we are doomed to forever repeat the mistakes of our predecessors or if we can finally summon the courage and wisdom to break this vicious cycle.

The thousands of young lives lost in Gaza serve as a stark reminder that the lessons of history are not mere academic exercises, but rather urgent calls to action that demand our unwavering attention.

We must learn from the past, not to dwell in despair, but to forge a future where the horrors of history are no longer condemned to repeat themselves, and where children can grow up free from the specter of violence and fear.

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The cruelty was unbearable. My breath caught in my chest, my heart racing, as I learned that the victims inside the gas chamber endured not seconds but 20 long minutes of suffering before finally finding peace in death.

But there is no true solace, for the evil of Nazism persists in various forms throughout the world today.

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.

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4 Comments

  1. spine chilling…I was eagerly awaiting the second part of this series however after reading it I feel I do not have the nerves to bear the history of this place…I can feel your numbness…and I do agree with you that human beings have spent more time in hating each other than loving….the Nazis are still roaming around wearing different masks….great post…keep writing I really wait for your posts

    • Dear Balaka,
      I wonder, whether we could ever learn from history! Hope is my only solace.
      Appreciation inspires me to write. I always try to pen down my experiences and my emotions related to the place, I visited. Thank you so much.

  2. An amazing, sad place. Both of your posts are very informative. Thank you so much for sharing.

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